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    Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 6:52pm
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Originally posted by FishMan FishMan wrote:

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Looks like a positive eat!!


How we got the eats was the interesting bit, but that's the subject of a future article

Looking forward to that Smile
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21.50 FJ822 Nadi - Cassidy, CXI. A great flight that one if you can grab some shut eye.

Have fun Craig. 
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Good onya CD Have a great trip! Look forward to seeing some pics of big fish!
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off to play in cxi tomorrow....hope to chase some more bones and have a good go at getting a trigger...and maybe a sail if we can raise them again......will try and post a few pics while over there...cheers
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Originally posted by neil c neil c wrote:


Looks like a positive eat!!


How we got the eats was the interesting bit, but that's the subject of a future article
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Unreal. Thanks for that.
On the fly or not interested.
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Stunning at any size Thumbs Up

Looks like a positive eat!!
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From a difficult flat on Mahe in the Seychelles. My son Josh is working there. He is getting these guys wired. This was his fish. One of the biggest we caught. Josh caught twice as many as me (I got four over a few days). Mine always seemed to be smaller than Josh's. They were mainly juveniles ranging up to about two kilos. Lovely fish.
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Absolutely mesmerizing Craig. Please tell us more.
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Very Nice!
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Mucking about with video upload. Had to convert to GIF so some quality lost. Will try other formats later...

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Good stuff Mike I think I'd be happier with the bass. That's a nice specimen   
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Not Really the tropics, but not NZ! I have a flat overlooking Portsmouth Harbour in England and the very large Mullet that hang around right in front of my place are driving me nuts! I am pretty sure they are here to breed, not feed as they just will not look at anything. Anyway today I was fishing down there while some very large Mullet ignored my fly, then I saw a grey shape moving left to right about 30 feet out, a quick cast 3 feet in front of it produced an immediate response and I was finally in, hooray at last, two years of trying and finally I have one! Hang on for a big Mullet it's not pulling as much string as I would expect, they are not called the British Bonefish for nothing, anyway after it went through about five clumps of weed about 5 minutes later I get it close enough to get a good look and it is a really good size Bass!
I have never been so disappointed to land a really good fish, a PB for Bass on fly at about 4lb +, but still not a Mullet!LOL
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Originally posted by Snuffit. Snuffit. wrote:

One thing I didn't mention - their version of the sandfly is a tiny little "no-see-um" meat eating, flesh-boring cnut I mean gnat of a thing. Wear longs. Take heaps of insect repellent and not that watered down Bushman crap I took which is only 20% Deet. Take full on plastic-melting, titanium-destroying Deet. My feet look like when Deadpool takes off his mask. Dead


Just the fish thanks, just keep posting pictures of the fish.
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Turangi is great mate, no crocs or snakes here and you can actually see the sandflies LOL

Yeah saw that vid, we had them around the old home grounds of Mackay but as you go further north you never get complacent. It still amazes me how an animal of 4 -5m can be sunning on a mud bank and silently slide back into the water and be gone from sight as if never there. 
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Hey Neil how’s Turangi? Yeah we saw crocs up to about 3m. You may have seen that video recently of the dog that was taken from the Cardwell foreshore? That was close to where we stayed. Lady at the motel said there was a 5m beastie hanging around
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Nothing wrong with that spread of species Thumbs Up glad you got into some of what the area can conjure up, it's the kind of place that gets under your skin and every victory can be hard earned, I miss it heaps. Dave and his AFO crew are all top fishos that know the area very well, if it isn't already then it really should be near the top of your destination wish list.

The clouds of mangrove sandflies will do your head in on calm days, there is a good reason Snelly has everything done up tight, the sods will crawl up shirtsleeves or down collars.....other than that it is a fantastic place LOL

See any crocs?
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One thing I didn't mention - their version of the sandfly is a tiny little "no-see-um" meat eating, flesh-boring cnut I mean gnat of a thing. Wear longs. Take heaps of insect repellent and not that watered down Bushman crap I took which is only 20% Deet. Take full on plastic-melting, titanium-destroying Deet. My feet look like when Deadpool takes off his mask. Dead
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Oh wow, looks like a great trip!
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Brilliant! All great fish. Love the barra
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